What is Custom Automation and How can it benefit me?

Custom Automation can be described best, as a hybrid system comprised of complex machinery, devices or process, engineered to a sole manufacturing purpose. Often the purpose is a derivation of some function or process of manufacturing. In many cases, repetitive tasks are typically targets for automation, but includes issues regarding quality or quantity as they too play a significant role when deciding to automate.

As consumer consumption increases globally, the needs to manufacture and produce goods & products at a rate keeping pace with demand, has become more and more challenging for many businesses. Manufactures fighting to to stay ahead of this demand increase, often chose to automate as an essential key, in providing a long term growth solution in their manufacturing.

Newer technologies incorporated into today’s automation can include sophisticated robotics and other technology such as artificial intelligence (AI). Additionally with the Internet of Things (IoT) most of today’s technology is Ethernet based and device data from these industrial products is often made available to its user on-line for control and analysis.

Please contact us to learn more about how new technology can benefit your business.

Why Automate? Top Three Industry Reasons

There are many good reasons to automate. The most common reason is quantity. When there is a required rise in the output of goods manufactured, it is a fairly common for a manufacture to automate. However, there are some considerations to observe before purchasing custom automated as capital equipment. CAM-Engineers has a prudent approach and will work with you; analyzing your process schema to determine the best cost efficient & effective implementation plan.

Reason 2

Quality. When you have a product that requires extreme precision and care during the manufacturing process, you might consider automation. With state of the art technology, physical proprieties of your product can be Measured, Analyzed and Controlled through the use of automation. To solidify the automated process, using other on-line technologies to capture data can further lend to overall product Improvement; providing you with  higher quality product at a reduced cost to the business.

Reason 3

Environmental, Health or Safety (EHS). Today’s industrial work environment demands a safe place for all whom dwell within it. With an understanding that many hazardous situations in the manufacturing environment occur as a natural result of process, care must be taken in the design and use of said equipment & machinery. CAM-Engineers is familiar with OSHA, NFPA and many other regulating bodies governing plant and facility safety. Please contact us and we will guide you to the use and appropriate application of safety technologies currently utilized by today’s leading manufactures.

When might I need a robot?

There are many types of robots. Some include gantry style pick and place, SCARA    and multi axis systems. The dictionary defines a robot as: a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer. In form, this could refer to many types of machines. However, most of us visualize some type of vehicle or automated arm performing routine tasks.

In consideration of any robot, ask yourself the following questions.

  • Is there a product quality issue?
  • Is the process highly repetitive assembly or task?
  • Is the process dangerous to the human?
  • Is the process dull or repetitive, ergonomic related issue?
  • Is the process dirty, does it create and exposure hazard?

The table below demonstrates some fairly common robot uses.

  • Arc Welding
  • Assembly
  • Cleaning/Spraying
  • Coating
  • Cutting
  • Deburring
  • Depalletizing
  • Die Casting
  • Dispensing
  • Enameling
  • Full layer palletizing
  • Glazing
  • Gluing/Sealing
  • Grinding
  • Grinding/Polishing
  • Heavy Arc Welding
  • Injection Molding
  • LASER Cutting
  • LASER Welding
  • Machine Tending
  • Material Handling
  • Measuring
  • Packing
  • Painting
  • Palletizing
  • Part Inspection
  • Picking
  • Polishing
  • Powdering
  • Power Train Assembly
  • Pre Machining
  • Press Automation
  • Press Brake Tending
  • Press Tending
  • Small Part Assembly
  • Small Part Assembly
  • Spin/Stir Welding
  • Visual Inspection

How can CAM-Engineers help me?

From inception, CAM-Engineers begins its partnership with you as its client whom wants and needs automation. We will work directly with you to develop and understand a project scope of work determining its cost, ROI, and use.

How much will it cost my business?

There are no easy answers for this question. Scope and magnitude play a crucial role in cost. Unlike going to the car lot to purchase a new automobile, where there is a sense of cost based on type and model being purchased, custom automation is highly specialized and requires a significant amount of time to present a well defined and engineered project specification in quote form.

Financing

CAM-Engineers has partnered with a lender, together we can provide you with the technology and the financing need. Our lending partner can provide solutions for you lending projects up to 10M$ US. Contact our sales director at CAM-Engineers for lending details and other tax saving opportunities when you work with our team here at CAM.

How long will it take to automate?

Partly based on complexity and scope, projects can take as little as four weeks to engineer and build. Depending on the magnitude your project engineer may build a timeline of events outlining critical milestones for you. This Gantt Chart will be provided initially with our proposal and revisited at the project kick-off meeting after receipt of order (ARO)

How do I start the process?

Its simple! You can send us a request via the link below or call us direct at  (844) 457-7681.

Contact CAM-Engineers for my project.

Thank you, and we look forward to working with you and your team.